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Salon in the Spotlight: Nini’s, Portrush NI

By Callie Iley | 7 March 2024

On a visit to her wife’s native town of Portrush, Northern Ireland, in Easter 2022, an empty premises beside the sea caught Naoise McGeer-Letson’s eye. Formerly a hairdressers, the original shop had closed due to the pandemic and remained empty since, until it was transformed into Nini’s salon. Moving from…

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Nailing Disabilities: Meet Yasmin Hodge, the nail tech on a mission to create an inclusive beauty industry

By Callie Iley | 1 February 2024

Sharing the profound impact of her health conditions on her work, Yasmin Hodge of Wolverhampton business, Gels By Yas, reveals how her experiences inspired the creation of Nailing Disabilities, a Facebook group for beauty professionals with disabilities and health conditions… Dealing with pain in her hands, wrists, shoulders, chest, back…

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British Beauty Week 2024

By Scratch Staff | 15 December 2023

Taking place from 23-27 October, British Beauty Week returns for its sixth iteration in 2024. With a theme of ‘A Beauty Industry that Looks Like You’, British Beauty Week looks to highlight the importance of inclusion and representation in the British beauty sphere. British Beauty Week hopes to inspire brands…

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Nail Tech Talk: Abi Hassan of Hot Wheels Nails

By Callie Iley | 15 July 2023

With a colourful nail art library & an equally bright personality to match, Abi Hassan, owner of Canterbury-based salon, Hot Wheels Nails, sits down with Scratch to discuss the importance of creating an inclusive & accessible salon space… “When I was a little girl, I looked up to my older…

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Nail Tech Talk: Daisy Tann of Sweet As Hell

By Callie Iley | 12 November 2022

Scratch chats to Daisy Tann of Sweet As Hell about her passion for cruelty free nail products and inclusivity in the beauty industry. “I think for me, the thing I love most about being a nail tech is a combination of things,” Daisy smiles. “I love delivering a service that…

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Is your nail salon inclusive?

By Guest Writer | 9 April 2021

Maddie Regan, Scratch columnist & top tech at 81 Rose Garden, shares some pointers to ensuring your salon is more inclusive… One of the most important things that I have learnt during my time in our industry is that there is no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits all’ approach. Every client is different; it’s up…

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